George Bodine

“I live in the high desert of the great basin in the west. This land has always influenced my work in some way.  The contrast between the deep space of the western sky and the large open expanse of the terrain seems to always make its way into the work. I try to strike a balance between the formal organization of the work and the incredible luscious and luminescent surfaces that the Encaustic process produces. I avoid intellectual, narrative and literal interpretations of things and attempt to eliminate everything that is not essential in the work.”

Available
  • Bloodline. oil 24 x 12
  • The Girl from the Sea, oil 11 x 14"
  • The Promise--Tuscany, 24 x 12" oil
  • Winter's Dance, 20 x 16" oil
  • Study--Bull, 9 x 12" oil
  • Study--Bull, 9 x 12" oil
  • The Secret Venice 40x30

George Bodine

George Bodine paints landscapes, cityscapes, and people, working both in Plein air and the studio.  Recently, he has been travelling extensively in Europe, and his paintings reflect his unique vision here and abroad.  He paints almost exclusively in oils, many of which are from small, niche manufacturers.  George often hand stretches Belgian linen sized with rabbitskin glue and primed with white lead, techniques dating from the 16th. century.  Recently he is painting on sun bleached Belgian linen, again primed with white lead, but glued to either sealed Birch board, or archival quality Artist’s board.  He had never had an art lesson, and his distinct vision, coupled with careful, proven techniques ensure that his work will be permanent and able to be handed down within families or collections over centuries.  

George Bodine’s goal is to produce work that will transcend time.  His subject matter, and especially style or “voice” in painting, is unique.  His varied subjects keep him from being labeled as coming from one type or genre of painting.  Consequently, his work is owned by diverse collectors varying from a U.S. Senator, a contemporary Art Museum,  and a U.S. Embassy, in addition to hundreds of collectors in the U.S. and Europe.  He will often work on a series of paintings, only to stop suddenly, sometimes to never return to the subject again.  Although George has been reclusive by nature in associating with living artists and organizations, recently he did approach and was immediately accepted into the Oil Painters of America. Additionally, he has held 10 consecutive one man shows, almost all of which have sold out.

Jeff Juhlin

Artist Statement

“I live in the high desert of the great basin in the west. This land has always influenced my work in some way.  The contrast between the deep space of the western sky and the large open expanse of the terrain seems to always make its way into the work. I try to strike a balance between the formal organization of the work and the incredible luscious and luminescent surfaces that the Encaustic process produces. I avoid intellectual, narrative and literal interpretations of things and attempt to eliminate everything that is not essential in the work.”

Awards

National OPA selection 2014
National Eastern OPA selection 2014
Honorable Mention OPA Online competition 2014
Solo Show Breckenridge Art Gallery August 2014
Solo Show Breckenridge Art Gallery August 2013
Juried into national show “Small Works” Eppersen Gallery Verona, Ca. January, 2015
Waterhouse “8x8” Small Works show, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, Ca. February, 2015
Profiled in Sedona Gateway Magazine/Website Januaruy 2015
Accepted into the Salmagundi Club, New York City March, 2015
ARC Salon finalist International Competition 2015
Juried into Salmagundi Annual Members Only show April, 2015
Best in Show Gateway to Sedona Annual art competition for March, 2015
Selected Artist 1015 OPA Eastern National show, Indianapolis, In. October, 2015
Best in Show Gateway to Sedona Annual art competition April, June 2015
Accepted into the Howard Mandville Small works show, November 2015
Grand Prize Sedona Gateway to the Arts Competition 2015
Award Of Excellence 2015 OPA Eastern National
Buck’s County Plein Air Competition June 2016
Juried into 2016 OPA National
Juried into 2016 OPA Eastern National As interviewed by Southwest Art November 2016
Waterhouse 32nd annual show, November 2016
Howard Mandville Small works show, November 2016
National OPA Selection by Jury, 2017
National OPA Plein air competition July 2017
Southwest Art “Artist to Watch” April 2017
Buck’s County Plein Air Competition June 2017
Bath County Plein Air Competition October 2017
Plein Air Magazine “How to Paint Nocturnes” 
Two Person Show, Waterhouse Gallery October 2017
William Merrit Chase Award, Salmagundi Club October 2017
Awarded Second Place, Viewpoint Annual Show, October 2017
Awarded Signature Status, Oil Painters of America
Awarded Signature Status, Cincinnati Art Club

Collection & Exhibits

Utah Arts Council permanent collection
Salt Lake County Complex, permanent collection
Salt Lake City permanent collection
St. Julian’s Hotel, Boulder CO
City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Moulin Au Nef Avuillar, France
Eccles College of Business, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
American Art Resources, Houston TX

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